Archive for the ‘Organizing’ Category

DIY Decoupage Storage Pails

DIY Decoupage Storage Pails by Sherri Blum

Here’s a fun DIY for you and the kids, from our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri designs for celebrities, and for the baby next door.

Let’s face it, most children’s rooms are small. And considering that these rooms usually hold more junk stuff than most, parents find ourselves dealing with organizational [...] Read more »

How to Arrange a Dining Room for Holiday Guests

How to Arrange a Dining Room for Holiday Guests by GraceAnn Simoni

Here’s some great advice for the upcoming holidays, from Contributor GraceAnn Simoni. An Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area, GraceAnn shares with us budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories.

And so it begins….

Can you believe it? Thanksgiving—the first big Holiday of the season—is right around the corner. I love this holiday, [...] Read more »

Nursery Chest DIY Makeover

Nursery Chest DIY Makeover by Diana Durkes

Here’s an original project idea for baby’s nursery. It’s DIY time, with furniture and accessories makeover specialist, Contributor Diana Durkes. Diana gives “New Life to the Tossed and Found” at her blog, Fine Diving.

I came upon this sweet cupboard at a house sale last month. It was a lesser piece among a houseful of pretty, practical antiques. Many had sold, but [...] Read more »

Kitchen Storage: It’s About Flexibility

Kitchen Storage: It’s About Flexibility by Susan Serra, CKD

Today our Kitchen Design Expert and Contributor, Susan Serra, CKD tackles a popular issue — how to organize our kitchen “stuff”. Known to many as “The Kitchen Designer” for her popular blog, Susan is an award-winning Certified Kitchen Designer, with a national clientele.

How much storage do you need in your kitchen? It’s a loaded question! The key word is “need” and that [...] Read more »

DIY Garden Window Mirror

DIY Garden Window Mirror by GraceAnn Simoni

Here’s a quick DIY idea, and a timely tip, from Contributor GraceAnn Simoni, Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area. GraceAnn shares budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories.

Enjoy your outdoor view…twice!

Add some sparkle and reflection to you space, with a DIY Garden Window Mirror.

The deck on my house has an overhang that always [...] Read more »

Home Organizing Starts with Editing

Home Organizing Starts with Editing by GraceAnn Simoni

Here’s some great home organizing advice and a dash of “how to” motivation from Contributor GraceAnn Simoni, Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area. GraceAnn shares budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories.

How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along??? Like most of you I resolved to become more organized. My office is [...] Read more »

Resolve to Get Organized!

Resolve to Get Organized! Design Expert: Clay Ide

Clay Ide, Creative Director behind Pottery Barn, believes organization is a big part of

good design.

Visit Living in Color With Sonu to learn Clay’s creative ideas for Getting Organized in the New Year.

Here’s today’s bonus: Download your own copy of Clay’s Ten Tips on getting organized around your home!

(Acrobat Reader is required to view this PDF document. You can download this [...] Read more »

Yikes! The Small Appliance Migration

Yikes! The Small Appliance Migration by Susan Serra, CKD

Today our Kitchen Design Expert and Contributor, Susan Serra, CKD helps us with a pesky seasonal occurrence. Known to many as “The Kitchen Designer” for her popular blog, Susan is an award-winning Certified Kitchen Designer, with a national clientele.

We’re planning our holiday meals, entertaining friends and family, and giving our kitchens a great workout in the process! It’s a time when we [...] Read more »

Designers Coffeehouse — A Designer’s Eye

Designers Coffeehouse — A Designer’s Eye Let’s take a break again in the virtual café as we share a cup o’ joe and a chat with a group of interior designers. Today we are joined by:

Linda H. Bassert, of Masterworks Window Fashions & Design in Fairfax, Virginia

Barbara Miller, of Barbara Miller Design in West Linn, Oregon

Linda Merrill, of Chameleon Interiors in Duxbury, Massachusetts

Kerry Ann Dame, of Posh Living in Surfside [...] Read more »

Kids Artwork Display — Challenge # 17

Kids Artwork Display — Challenge # 17 The last hurrah of summer is on, as the kiddos cling to every last minute of recreation before trudging back to school.

A good time to plan for the vibrant art projects they’ll be proudly carting home. Or your shelf of masterpieces from past years, crammed full like a too-small p.o. box. Brilliant—a testament to your child’s artistic genius no doubt—but a challenge to store [...] Read more »

Armoires — Not Just for TV’s

Armoires — Not Just for TV’s by GraceAnn Simoni

Once again, today we are joined by Contributor GraceAnn Simoni, a Redesign Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area. GraceAnn shares with us budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories.

So you have made the decision to purchase that wide screen or plasma TV, what becomes of the entertainment center or armoire that used to house the old TV? [...] Read more »

Spring Cleaning Good for Your Soul

Spring Cleaning Good for Your Soul A Professional Organizer’s Advice

It’s spring. That season where we give extra attention to keeping our home environments spiffy and under control. Even those of us who aren’t the neatest around—not that I’d know anything about that, ahem—we get one whiff of fresh spring air and feel the urge to muck out closets and scour shelves.

We all know that we are supposed to spring clean. But [...] Read more »

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